Zenfolio | G. Pasternack Photography | The Mountains of Torres del Paine

Created 20-Jan-11
Modified 27-Jan-11
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At the southern end of Patagonia is Torres del Paine National Park.

Formed by a glacial eratic jutting out above the Patagonian steppe, the Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) are spectacular milti-colored granite pillars that dominate the landscape of what may be South America's finest national park. These breathtaking spires are flanked by the summit of Paine Grande (9,100 ft.) and the sharp tusks of black sedimentary peaks known as Los Cuernos (The Horns; 6,600 to 7,200 ft).

The Torres del Pines National Park is an an area of mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, and forest. In good weather the end-of-day lighting is of a special quality, particularly rewarding to photographers.